Both players struggled with their serve, combining for 17 double faults in the match, and Govortsova used an extra break in each set to beat the 2010 winner.
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"I knew I had to be aggressive against her, and I did a good job of that today," said Govortsova, who improved to 3-2 against the Italian and set up a second-round match with Laura Pous Tio of Spain.
Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press
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